New Jersey 2, Columbus 1

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Columbus 5-13-0-3 4-6-0-1 1-7-0-2 L1
New Jersey 11-8-0-1 5-3-0-1 6-5-0-0 W1

Recap

Martin Brodeur stopped a 2-on-0 breakaway along with 35 shots and Ilya Kovalchuk and captain Zach Parise scored in the first two rounds of the shootout as the New Jersey Devils recorded a 2-1 victory over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday.

Dainius Zubrus had a goal in his third straight game as New Jersey won for the seventh time in its last 10 games - despite taking only three shots in the third period.

Jared Boll’s redirection of Marc Methot’s blast from the point at 6:01 of the third tied the game for Columbus (5-13-3), which has the NHL’s worst record. The Blue Jackets saw their first two-game winning streak since February come to an end.

The Blue Jackets peppered Brodeur with 17 shots in the third period.

Brodeur’s best play of the game didn’t result in a save when he foiled a 2-on-0 breakaway by poke-checking Rick Nash’s pass to Vinny Prospal on the doorstep early in the second period.

Moments later, Zubrus banged home a rebound of Adam Larsson’s shot from the point for his seventh goal at 4:09 of the second.

Patrik Elias also had an assist and has a point in four straight games, 11 of his last 12 and 17 of 20 games this season. The Devils have earned at least a point in all eight games against the Blue Jackets (6-0-1 with a tie).

Curtis Sanford made 23 saves and fell to 2-0-2 after his fourth straight start.

Top Game Performances

Columbus   New Jersey
Jared Boll 1 Points Dainius Zubrus 1
Jared Boll 1 Goals Dainius Zubrus 1
Marc Methot 1 Assists Patrik Elias 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Curtis Sanford .958 Save Percentage Martin Brodeur .972
Curtis Sanford 23 Saves Martin Brodeur 35

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 36 1 0-6 3-3 6 21
New Jersey 24 2 0-3 6-6 12 24

Upcoming Games

  • New Jersey will play their next game on the road against New Jersey . The Devils have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play their next game at home against Buffalo . The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .267 after a loss.
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